Cocktails / February 28, 2015 /
Today we bring you an app that hands out free cocktails. Well… if you’re a female in the UK willing to share your location on Facebook it gives you a free cocktail. It’s called Drinki and was invented to attract more men to visit UK bars by guaranteeing that women will be there. read more
Recipes and bars, or trends in drinking, if it's interesting, entertaining or too weird to ignore, our two cents about it is here.
We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:
1. #ParksFarewell: If you were one of over 10.5 million viewers last Tuesday, chances are good that you’re still using tears instead of syrup on your waffles. We’re right there with you. Pour some Lagavulin, Hell… make it Snake Juice, and let visions of Li’l Sebastian dance in your head. read more
During the Oscars last Sunday, those who strutted their stuff down the red carpet were approached by Buzzfeed news reporters and asked one pressing question: which Oscar nominee would you want to booze with? read more
A first date or a dinner with some high profile clients is stressful enough to navigate without the dreaded selection of a bottle of wine from a list that’s bigger than your head! Even in the most laid back setting, a wine list intimidates the majority of us and might as well be written in Latin. However, we’ve decided it’s time to put this irrational fear aside and grab every wine list with confidence. After conducting a bit of research we found a handful of acclaimed publications have attempted to soothe their readers wine list anxiety, so we pulled together a list of our favorite tips and tricks recommended by the experts. After reading over these tidbits we’re sure you’ll be confident enough to order off of any wine list, whether it’s a few measly pages or thick as a bible.
When you’re comfortable in your own skin, it shows. So work it from head to toe with this style guide of how to drink according to your dress. You would never dare wear socks with your peep toe pumps or accessorize your boyfriend’s band tee with your grandma’s pearls, so why not learn to tailor your cocktail to accent to your dress. read more
Driving across the country is probably one of the most time consuming ways to spend a vacation. That being said, if you have the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S., definitely take it; it’ll be an adventure you’ll never forget. Still, for those of you leading busy, hectic lives, there’s a simpler solution—just follow the road map to each of these American state-themed cocktails. read more
A bad day just simply isn’t possible in the presence of bacon. As our dear friend Jim Gaffigan says, “Bacon’s the best. Even the frying of bacon sounds like applause” and ain’t that the golden truth? That being said, it’s Wednesday, also known as Hump Day, which means we are just as close to the beginning of the work week as we are to the end. It is the purgatory of all days. So, just as bacon does for all the salads of the world, we will take these lemons and turn them into lemonade. “Bibbity-bobbity-BACON!” read more
A sexy man, a sexy woman, and a crime, can it get any juicier than that? America’s beloved Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith, will be conning the world of glitz and glamour with his female accomplice Margot Robbie in the new film Focus. We all wish we could lay down charm like a silk blanket, but once again Hollywood will continue on as the master of such craft. Regardless, anyone can pretend to be suave for a night with a little liquid courage. Enjoy some of our most seductive cocktail recipes in preparation for the film’s release on February 27th. read more
When we first heard about tea cocktails taking London by storm, it seemed clear the U.S. wasn’t far behind. Abigail St. Clair, founder of TeBella in Tampa has collaborated with several different mixologists on tea-infused cocktails and says that the trend that got its footing in the states in New York is slowly spreading across the country. St. Clair says that the most popular method for combining tea and alcohol is infused simple syrups or the liquor itself. This keeps the cocktail from getting diluted. Some bartenders are even experimenting with tea-flavored smoke and ice cubes. Earl Grey is one of the more popular in cocktails and pairs with liquors from gin to rye. Rum mixes well with the fruitier herbal teas. If you’re skeptical about the flavor combinations, we remind you that the classic Hot Toddy is a combination of black tea and whiskey. Still need convincing? Try this easy cocktail recommended by TeBella. read more
When you think of ultra-premium tequila, we’re sure Patron pops into mind. This month, the company is implementing The Art of Patron, a new platform to celebrate the liquor and its prominence in the marketplace. To commend the “artistry of the brand,” Patron will highlight five different elements of the program: culinary arts, mixology and cocktails, music and culture, the Patron bottle itself and Patron tequilas. read more